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07-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Koyote

Wear a fresh pair for every ride, or you'll turn...

Wear a fresh pair for every ride, or you'll turn your groin into a mushroom factory.
07-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Koyote

That is a helluva deal. It doesn't have the...

That is a helluva deal.

It doesn't have the adjustable dropouts, but it does have a lot of other things going for it.
07-14-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By Koyote

Be careful. I recently went too low with the psi,...

Be careful. I recently went too low with the psi, and nine miles into a gravel race my rear tire was going flat. I put in a tube (while everyone rode past me). Next day, I checked it out, and the...
07-13-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Koyote

I had a Motobecane 10 speed back in the '70s. It...

I had a Motobecane 10 speed back in the '70s. It was a beautiful bike: lugged construction, pinstripes, etc. I traded it in on a Fuji 12 speed, which was obviously a better bike, since it had 20%...
07-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Koyote

If the ride was muddy, I will put my jersey and...

If the ride was muddy, I will put my jersey and other non-black colored garments in a large sink to soak for a while, and will even do several rinses and re-soaks before doing them properly in the...
07-10-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,432
Posted By Koyote

I used to routinely hit 60+ miles per hour on a...

I used to routinely hit 60+ miles per hour on a certain descent when I lived in Colorado. And once hit 75 mph on another Colorado descent during a race. Both done with a 53/12.

If anyone thinks...
07-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,432
Posted By Koyote

Even Ashton Lambie only used a 56 tooth...

Even Ashton Lambie only used a 56 tooth (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/dirty-kanza-2019-gravel-race-tech-gallery/) chainring to win the DK 100. ‘Course, he’s a national champion and world...
07-10-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Koyote

Due to the pigment that’s used, red paint fades...

Due to the pigment that’s used, red paint fades faster than other colors...But I suspect the sticker actually did something to the paint, since that bike is too new to fade much.

Moral of the...
07-10-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By Koyote

I don’t become emotionally attached to...

I don’t become emotionally attached to things...Only to people and dogs. If I trashed a bike tomorrow, I would only be upset about the cost of replacement.
07-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,551
Posted By Koyote

I would think the most likely point of failure...

I would think the most likely point of failure would be a carbon fiber steerer tube, if your bike has that. Might be a good idea to pull the fork each year and have a look at it… Or have a shop do...
07-09-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,551
Posted By Koyote

Honestly, with all of the kvetching on these...

Honestly, with all of the kvetching on these forums about frames breaking, you would think that it’s a common experience. But I don’t think so. I personally know only one rider who has experienced...
07-09-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,551
Posted By Koyote

My oldest bike is at 16 years and 40,000+ miles....

My oldest bike is at 16 years and 40,000+ miles. Most of the components have been replaced at least once, some have been replaced multiple times. As long as you’re willing to replace worn bits and...
07-09-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,160
Posted By Koyote

When I was living and racing in Colorado, I would...

When I was living and racing in Colorado, I would routinely hit 60mph + on big descents. Once hit an indicated 75mph on a huge descent in the middle of a race.

Now that I’m older and more...
07-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Koyote

You might need to provide more detailed...

You might need to provide more detailed information in order to get helpful responses. For example, I don’t know what “rabbit“ means in this context. (Though perhaps others understand.) Also, how...
07-09-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,838
Posted By Koyote

$60? Even if that included the cost of the tape,...

$60? Even if that included the cost of the tape, it’s bonkers. I’ve never paid more than $15 for tape and I wrap it myself. Watch an online video and you can do it too.
07-04-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,085
Posted By Koyote

When I was road racing, I shaved my legs out of...

When I was road racing, I shaved my legs out of tradition.

Now that I race gravel I have hairy legs.
07-04-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Koyote

What TimothyH wrote. Cane Creek 40 is a solid...

What TimothyH wrote. Cane Creek 40 is a solid headset. Chris King is a bit overkill for a hybrid.
07-04-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Koyote

Other things equal, I would agree with your shop....

Other things equal, I would agree with your shop. A 130mm stem is pretty long for a 54cm bike, while a 100 or 110mm stem is pretty much a normal size for a 56.

Is the stem slammed on the 54?...
07-04-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Koyote

I think they are supposed to be some very...

I think they are supposed to be some very attractive twins.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,666
Posted By Koyote

Patch them. How else are you going to earn $10...

Patch them. How else are you going to earn $10 (the price of a new tube) for two minutes' time?
07-03-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Koyote

About a half-mile into a race last weekend, I...

About a half-mile into a race last weekend, I pulled up behind another rider and informed him that his bib straps were hanging down - he had forgotten to put them over his shoulders before putting on...
07-03-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,548
Posted By Koyote

Back in the good old days, before the standards...

Back in the good old days, before the standards and expectations were dumbed down, we managed to learn about the classics and science in the public school systems. I think my HS curricula of the '70s...
07-03-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By Koyote

As a guy who routinely has his ass handed to him...

As a guy who routinely has his ass handed to him by riders on single-speed bikes, I do agree with this. But it is also somewhat dependent on the rider and terrain -- some people can spin and mash...
07-02-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Koyote

Those "averages" are not very accurate or useful,...

Those "averages" are not very accurate or useful, in my experience. By that formula, my max sustainable HR should be about 131; last year I did one fifty-mile gravel race with an avg HR of 167....
07-02-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Koyote

The 50+ age group is amazingly competitive. In...

The 50+ age group is amazingly competitive. In one race last year, I was 7th place in the 50-60 men's class, but was faster than every rider in the 40-50 men's group. Huh.

I've tried to figure it...
07-02-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By Koyote

This. I'm not sure that a 24/42 is usable. ...

This. I'm not sure that a 24/42 is usable.




Ever been to Pittsburgh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Avenue)?
07-01-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Koyote

Oh, that would work fine...with a 160 mm stem.

Oh, that would work fine...with a 160 mm stem.
07-01-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Koyote

Yep, that will end your ride. Did you send it...

Yep, that will end your ride. Did you send it back to Silca? Though if that happened to me, I would not want it replaced; would just want my money back.

How many times had you used it when this...
06-29-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Koyote

Oh, yikes! I will be careful with that bit.

Oh, yikes! I will be careful with that bit.
06-28-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,586
Posted By Koyote

This is great advice! The downhill slope will...

This is great advice! The downhill slope will help you build momentum, and if it is grassy (and soft) the consequences of falling are not too bad.

My other advice is that you keep at it! I don't...
06-28-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Koyote

This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer.
06-28-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Koyote

I have spare Der Hangers for each of my bikes on...

I have spare Der Hangers for each of my bikes on which they are replaceable - I get one when I buy a new bike. When racing on gravel, I usually carry the appropriate spare hanger, just-in-case. They...
06-27-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Koyote

Cheapie OEM wheels are often both heavy and...

Cheapie OEM wheels are often both heavy and flimsy. I know nothing about the OP's bike, but it may be possible to spend $600-$700 to get wheels that are both noticeably lighter AND more...
06-27-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By Koyote

Since you're getting juice out of the hub, and...

Since you're getting juice out of the hub, and you have described the light in disparaging terms (I think you called it "cheap") and it is apparently broken...Perhaps just buy a new light?
06-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,170
Posted By Koyote

*rimshot* I rode the Hilly Billy Roubaix...

*rimshot*

I rode the Hilly Billy Roubaix this past weekend, and there was a large and nasty crash about nine mile in. Came at the bottom of a descent and involved about seven people. Sounds like...
06-24-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Koyote

TimothyH should be along any time now...

TimothyH should be along any time now...
06-24-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,261
Posted By Koyote

Just came across this post. I rode unPAved last...

Just came across this post. I rode unPAved last year (90m), and will do it again this year (120m). This past year I was on Terrene Elwood 42mm - the "Tough" version. Absolutely no complaints. Though...
06-24-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Koyote

True, it's heavy and looks like a weapon. But it...

True, it's heavy and looks like a weapon. But it is also very well-made and has a clamp-on head -- so, no risk of unscrewing valve cores. I used to carry a Lezyne as a backup to the co2 system....But...
06-23-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Koyote

Try a Silca Tattico. It’ll make your Lezyne seem...

Try a Silca Tattico. It’ll make your Lezyne seem like a toy.
06-23-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Koyote

How’d it go for you? I finished in a little...

How’d it go for you?

I finished in a little over six hrs, covered in mud. I’m not sure there were any tires that would’ve helped yesterday.
06-20-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Koyote

Apparently it's gonna be very muddy - even more...

Apparently it's gonna be very muddy - even more so that usual. So I'm taking my old bike - it's already got fatter tires on it (43mm) and I'm less concerned about possibly doing damage to it.
06-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,991
Posted By Koyote

Fatter tires help with stability on gnarly steep...

Fatter tires help with stability on gnarly steep descents. And hydraulic disc brakes, which allow you to scrub off lots of speed without putting a death grip on the levers. A flared handlebar helps a...
06-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Koyote

In this regard, everyone's eyes are exactly the...

In this regard, everyone's eyes are exactly the same. The eyes' cones need lots of light to function, and they allow us to perceive color; in low-light, the rods take over, and they do not help with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,339
Posted By Koyote

I'm always amused when one person presumes to...

I'm always amused when one person presumes to speak for an entire group...Even more so when there is a judgment involved.
06-18-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Koyote

Kool-Aid, or whichever multinational conglomerate...

Kool-Aid, or whichever multinational conglomerate that now owns it, does NOT sponsor the ride. Rather, the ride occurs during "Kool-Aid Days," which is the annual community celebration in Hastings,...
06-18-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By Koyote

Check back with me later. My shop has the 48/31...

Check back with me later. My shop has the 48/31 crankset on order for me, and we're gonna stick it on the bike with my 8050 Di2 FD. And if that doesn't work, they have the GRX FD on order, just in...
06-18-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Koyote

It's four days away. Probably too late to fret...

It's four days away. Probably too late to fret over tire choices.

But, what the heck. 37mm Riddlers. And HBR is always muddy.
06-18-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,216
Posted By Koyote

What are some of you people putting in these...

What are some of you people putting in these bottles? I manage to use mine until they split open from being squeezed too many times, or the caps no longer thread on properly, and they never smell...
06-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Koyote

Duct tape? Seriously? If you are even...

Duct tape? Seriously?

If you are even considering that, then I don't think that I can talk any sense into you.
06-18-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Koyote

Measure the clearances between your fork legs,...

Measure the clearances between your fork legs, seat stays, and chain stays. (You can buy a cheap digital caliper on Amazon that will make this easier.) Read online reviews of tires to get a sense of...
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